If you haven’t heard already, our contest deadline has been extended! We realized just in time that we’d love to include images from the Presidential Inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington next weekend, so you now have until midnight, January 25 to enter. And if you’ve already entered, don’t fret! You can exchange photos in the sets you’ve submitted, or even increase your chances of winning by entering a whole new set. Just finalize everything by January 25! Our monthly happy hour / winners’ celebration has been moved to January 31.
- Joe Newman and Shamila Chaudhary are putting together a group of Washington, D.C. street photographers to document the day before, day of, and day after the presidential inauguration for a photobook “UnPresidented: The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump and the People’s Response.” A Kickstarter campaign met its goal in just four days, but you can still contribute to get a copy. More than two dozen photographers are on board, and an open call for submissions starts on January 22.
- An old camera store is reborn with a new name in a new space. Embassy Camera has moved from Dupont Circle to downtown, and is now called District Camera.
- This week the Cross MacKenzie Gallery in Georgetown opened “First Ladies” by Michele Mattei, featuring an exhibition of portraits of “eminent ladies who tore down barriers and brooked no obstacles in their paths to the top of their respective fields.”
Here’s a wedding we wish we’d gotten an invite to. Last weekend, President Obama served as a groomsman in one of his aide’s weddings, while Secretary of State John Kerry officiated, and the local news station has all the photos.
Got $149? Try out the new Lomo’Instant Automat, which should be a nice toy to get you through the winter.
FStoppers asks, “Is photography overrun by white males?” and handily answers “ah yup.”
Edward Burtynsky, the powerhouse environmental photographer, shows how Earth’s landscape is irrevocably changing in his new book, Essential Elements.
The website Tiny Iceland has a guide for photographing the northern lights.
Here’s a reflection on how street photography changes as cities themselves change.
A long exposure video at Yellowstone shows how light pollution is changing even the darkest skies.
- Four-month old Elsa, a tiger cub born in a traveling circus and rejected by her mother, is being cared for by a couple at their home in Germany.
Finally, all of us at Exposed DC are terribly saddened about the death on Thursday of Faith Flanagan. Faith was a friend and a forceful supporter of the D.C. arts community. She will be sorely missed.